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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • New father, Danny Vutha, was remembered Tuesday after being killed in what police were investigating as a possible street racing crash in Long Beach. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed in Suspected Street Racing Crash in Long Beach Remembered at Vigil

    A new father killed in what police were investigating as a possible street racing crash in Long Beach was remembered Tuesday by friends and family members at a vigil held at the site of the accident. Danny Vutha died when the yellow Honda convertible he was riding in Monday night lost control and struck a palm tree on the south side of Ocean Avenue near Orizaba Street, according to officials. The 27-year-old Vutha and the driver of the Honda were […]

  • A Facebook photo of a woman identified by neighbors as 26-year-old Michelle Marie Miers.

    San Bernardino Woman Dies After Being Stabbed; Had Called 911 for Help

    Homicide detectives were searching Tuesday for a man who stabbed a San Bernardino woman who died shortly after calling police for help, according to authorities. Michelle Marie Miers called 911 around 11 p.m. Monday saying she had been attacked and stabbed several times by an unknown man in her apartment, San Bernardino Police Department Lt. Robinson said. Responders did not have an exact location because Miers called from a cell phone. A grid search led them to the 4300 block […]

  • Jose Adrian Mendoza Del Muro, 33. (Credit: ICE)

    Two Mexican Nationals Sought on Murder Charges Turned Over at Border

    Two Mexican nationals captured in Los Angeles were turned over to authorities in Mexico on Tuesday where they face murder charges. Luis Fernando Quintero-Heras, 44, and Jose Adrian Mendoza Del Muro, 33, were transferred into the custody of the Mexican Attorney General’s Office at a San Diego-area border crossing by officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). The two men were charged in connection with separate slayings in Mexico. Mendoza was charged with first […]

  • Sketch released of man sought for killing a peacock in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area. (Credit: spcaLA)

    Sketch Released of Man Sought for Killing Peacock in Palos Verdes

    The public’s help was being sought Tuesday in identifying the person responsible for killing a peacock in the Palos Verdes Peninsula area. A witness reported seeing a man in a silver four-door Mercedes-Benz fire a pellet gun at a peacock that was standing in a driveway in the 27000 block of Eastvale Road around 8:20 p.m. on July 9, according to a news release from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA). The peacock was […]

  • Hollowed-out surfboard contained four plastic packages of cocaine. (Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

    Man Gets 5 Years in Prison For Trying to Smuggle Cocaine in Hollowed-Out Surfboard

    A Pomona man was sentenced Monday to 60 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle nearly seven pounds of cocaine out of the U.S. inside a hollowed out surfboard on a flight bound for Sydney, Australia. Jesse Edgardo Herrera pleaded guilty in May to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to a news release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The 31-year-old was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in February after U.S. Customs and […]

  • Man sought in attempted abduction in Santa Monica parking garage. (Credit: Santa Monica Police Department)

    Man Sought in Attempted Kidnapping of Woman From Santa Monica Parking Garage

    Police in Santa Monica were searching for a man wanted in the attempted abduction of a woman who was walking to her car in a parking garage. It happened around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 in the 2200 block of Colorado Avenue, according to a news release from the Santa Monica Police Department. The woman was able to fight off the man who then ran away, the release stated. The attacker was described as a white man, in his […]

  • Police were investigating a street racing death in Long Beach on Monday, July, 21, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Street Racing Blamed for Deadly Crash in Long Beach

    Street racing was being blamed for a crash in Long Beach that left one man dead and a second hospitalized Monday night. Two cars were racing on Ocean Avenue (map) in Long Beach around 10:15 p.m. when one of the cars crashed into a tree near Orizaba Avenue, according to Long Beach Fire Department spokesman Brian Fisk. The two men inside the vehicle were ejected upon impact, according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy A. Pratt. One man was pronounced […]

  • One of 52 Shelties rescued from a home in Riverside County. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hundreds Line Up to Adopt Shelties Rescued From Burning Home

    Nearly two dozen Shetland Sheepdogs rescued from the scene of a house fire over the weekend were made available for adoption Monday in Riverside County. A total of 52 Shelties were impounded from a home in the 1600 block of Pick Place (map) in Woodcrest after firefighters responded to a call about smoke coming from the attic on Saturday. The dog owners, who were former breeders, surrendered the animals to Riverside County Animal Services. The first of the dogs to […]

  • A man led police on a four freeway pursuit before finally being arrested after trying to flee on foot. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Leads Police on Dangerous High Speed Pursuit Across 4 Freeways

    A man with a warrant for his arrest led police on a high speed chase across four Southland freeways before finally getting out of his car and attempting to flee on foot. The pursuit began at the Rose Motel in Fontana, according to Lt. Robert Morris with the Fontana Police Department. The man then traveled on the 210 Freeway, the 215 Freeway, the 60 Freeway and finally on the 10 Freeway where he pulled over near Millikan Avenue and jumped […]